Annual Symposium - Scholarship for Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Information For Presenters

Creating your Poster:

Posters can be professionally printed through Marc Studer in the UW Bothell IT department. There is a 3 working day turn-around time for all print jobs. You can see highly effective examples of both types of posters in these brief videos from UW Seattle's Teaching and Learning Symposium held in April 2010. If you would like more information about how to design an effective poster, please click here.

Posters can be any shape but should be no larger than 36 x 48". Larger sizes are hard to balance on the easels provided.

Remember to include (either on the poster itself, or in your oral description of it) these basic elements of your story: (1) What were the relevant characteristics of the setting for the course, including course title, short description, types of students, etc., (2) What aspect of your teaching or your students' learning were you focusing on or investigating in order to better understand, (3) What did you do to examine the effects or impact of your teaching, and (4) What did you learn, expected or unexpected, by approaching your teaching in this way?

Supplies to Bring for your Poster:

Materials for mounting your poster: Every presenter will be provided an easel, but you will need to bring a hard backing for your poster (i.e., a piece of cardboard or foam-core that is as large as your poster - available at UW Bothell University Book Store, they have stocked 36" x 40" foam core for this event). We will provide binder clips, should you need them.

Handouts (optional): It's always hard to anticipate how many people will attend, but if you have a handout, you should plan to provide at least 25 copies.

Presenting your Poster

The North Creek Events Center is available for set up starting at 9:30 a.m. the day of our Symposium, April 26.  You have been assigned to present either at the first poster session, from 10:35 am - 11:35 pm, or at the second poster session, from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (session assignments are reflected in the event schedule). During your assigned session, you or a co-presenter should stand at your poster to engage attendees in discussion and answer questions. Please be prepared to give people a summary of your work in 3-5 minutes, and to draw in people who arrive in the middle of your discussions.

During the other poster session, we invite you to circulate around the room to view other posters and interact with other presenters. If you want a sneak peak of the other poster presentations, a full listing of the poster titles, authors, and abstracts, is available on our event home page.

We will ask you to leave your poster on display for the entire Symposium so that attendees can view your poster even if you are not standing there with it. If you need to leave the event early and you let us know, we'll be happy to take your poster down at the end of the event and store it for you for one week in CUSP, UW2-030.  Please be sure your name and contact email are on the back of the poster.